For the past two years, Dr. Lynn Orr, Executive Director of the Hood River History Museum, and Natalia Maria Fernandez , curator/archivist with Oregon Multicultural Archives with Oregon State University, have been collaborating on an exhibition entitled Talking History/Talking Spanish, which runs September through November at the the museum and traces the Latino experience in the Hood River Valley.
On Wednesday, November 8, Lynn Orr and Natalia Fernandez
will be joined by a panel of local Latino residents. Each member of the panel will add a unique perspective to a conversation about Latino life in the Hood River area as it has been experienced across generations. They will be joined by the following:
Ubaldo Hernandez, Gorge resident since the 1990s and a co-founder of Radio Tierra, Ubaldo recently joined Columbia Riverkeeper as Community Organizer. He offers a novel take on the Latino experience in the realm of community involvement and social activism;
Lisa Muñoz, born and raised in Hood River, received her BA degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Lewis & Clark College in 2012. Having returned to Hood River to assess and chart her future, Lisa is manager at Dog River. Lisa is also Oral History Coordinator for The History Museum’s Latino outreach program.
Eduardo Bello has been in Hood River since the mid-1980s. Working briefly in the orchard sector, Eduardo has long been an active voice in the Latino community. He was among the early supporters of La Clinica and then served on their board. He currently is a real estate agent in the Gorge.
Together the panel will explore the shifting fortunes and rising success of the Latino community and their vital contribution to the economic and cultural life of the Gorge.
GO Sense of Place
When – Wednesday, November 8, 7PM
Where -Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Oregon
Admission – Pay what you can; $10 suggested donation
More info: http://gorgeowned.org